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North Korea struts in style on world sports stage

INCHEON, South Korea (AP) -- North Korea is making a statement on the international sports stage - a fashion statement....

No. 5 Auburn logs early-season statement win

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) -- In the brave new world of college football playoffs, a non-conference win over a ranked team - on the road, no less - could certainly pay dividends when December rolls around....

ACC showdown and All-America matchup in SEC

An ACC showdown has an unlikely star, an SEC showdown has an enticing one-on-one matchup and East Carolina goes for two straight upsets....

Ryan delighted that Falcons off to 2-1 start

ATLANTA (AP) -- Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons have played well twice at home and looked terrible in one road game....

WR Simpson, in more trouble, released by Vikings

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) -- The Minnesota Vikings released Jerome Simpson on Thursday following the revelation of more trouble for the wide receiver: three misdemeanors related to a previously unreported incident this summer....

NFL domestic violence: What's next

The legal system doesn't work on the NFL's schedule. The players facing child abuse or domestic violence allegations might wait a long time for their cases to play out in the courtroom. A look at what's next in each case:...

Game manager? Romo OK with that if Cowboys win

IRVING, Texas (AP) -- Tony Romo just had to get out of the way for the Dallas Cowboys to win for the first time this season....

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Leonard Cohen says touring has improved his mood

NEW YORK (AP) -- Leonard Cohen, who returned to performing after a 15-year hiatus in 2008, says touring has improved his mood....

Review: Broadway's 'Love Letters' is thin missive

NEW YORK (AP) -- What's the minimum requirement for putting on a play? Is it performers? Sets? Memorization? Surely, at a minimum, it's acting, right?...

Backup dancers sue Cher for alleged discrimination

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Three backup dancers sued Cher on Thursday claiming they were wrongfully fired from her current tour and the singer engaged in racial discrimination to prevent another black dancer from joining her onstage....

California bill increases Hollywood tax credits

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Gov. Jerry Brown headed to the cradle of the Hollywood film industry Thursday to sign legislation that more than triples the state's tax credit to $330 million a year for films and TV shows produced in California....

TV Guide Network renaming itself POP

NEW YORK (AP) -- The TV Guide Network is rebranding itself as POP, promising to make itself a destination for hard-core pop culture fans....

Comedy, tragedy mingle for Shakespeare at Fenway

BOSTON (AP) -- Five centuries after William Shakespeare wrote "Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown," the Boston Red Sox have been deposed as World Series champions, bouncing from last place to first and again to the cellar in a shift from tragedy to comedy that even the revered playwright would appreciate....

Dwyane Wade says Stern helped with fashion sense

NEW YORK (AP) -- David Stern might be responsible for the fashionable basketball players in the NBA - well, at least for Dwyane Wade....

'The Voice' winner goes to Broadway's 'Pippin'

NEW YORK (AP) -- The next guy to play Pippin on Broadway has already proved he has stage magic. He won the latest edition of "The Voice."...

New 'NCIS' spinoff sets up shop in New Orleans

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The newest members of the successful "NCIS" TV franchise understand the importance of their family roots....

Actor Michael Sheen likes variety in his roles

NEW YORK (AP) -- Michael Sheen can mold himself into just about any kind of role. He's played British Prime Minister Tony Blair, interviewer David Frost and a vampire in the "Twilight" films....

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